A Grand Day Out!
Last Update: Oct 4, 2022
I don't usually stray too far from home, but yesterday I made an exception. I travelled to London to meet up with a friend from Florida, who was visiting our capital city with her husband.
This is the first time we had met in person, our conversations for the last year have been by email only, so it was pretty exciting to be meeting at last.
We went to a restaurant overlooking a huge covered-in market and had afternoon tea. This is a great British tradition and is taken very seriously. We chatted for ages and ate tiny finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream, washed down with a pot of English tea each. The cakes were very good.
We then went to browse around the market; I was amazed at how many different foods there were on offer, some I had never heard of! I have to watch my bank balance at the moment (it's on life support) so I couldn't buy anything. But mentally, I spent around £500 I think.
We wanted to go to the top of London's tallest building, The Shard, but the viewing gallery was closed. However, we did go as far as the 32nd floor and admired the view of the River Thames, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral and other London landmarks. I love to be up high, I would've loved to see what the view was like at night, with the city all lit up beneath me, One day, I will go back.
Amanda is a lovely person (and fellow animal lover) and I was so glad we were finally able to meet. We will both have some wonderful memories of our day out and no doubt will meet again in the future.
But next time, I will wear more comfortable shoes. My wedge-heeled strappy sandals were not made for hiking around the city. Although they are cute, I must admit!
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